The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

4.7 out of 5
170 User Ratings
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Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in stunning detail.
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About The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

About this game

Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in stunning detail. Skyrim Special Edition includes the critically acclaimed game and add-ons plus all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections and more. 

Skyrim Special Edition also brings the power of Bethesda Game Studios Creations to consoles. New quests, environments, characters, dialogue, armor, weapons and more – with Creations, there are no limits to what you can experience.

EPIC FANTASY REBORN

Skyrim reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose.

LIVE ANOTHER LIFE, IN ANOTHER WORLD

Play any type of character you can imagine, and do whatever you want; the legendary freedom of choice, storytelling, and adventure of The Elder Scrolls is realized like never before.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU PLAY

Choose from hundreds of weapons, spells, and abilities. The new character system allows you to play any way you want and define yourself through your actions.

BATTLE DRAGONS

Battle ancient dragons like you’ve never seen. As Dragonborn, learn their secrets and harness their power for yourself.

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
October 26, 2016
Developer:
Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher:
Bethesda Softworks
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
ESRB rating of 17
PEGI rating of 18
USK rating of 16
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchises:
The Elder Scrolls
Skyrim

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
  • Processor: Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 470 1GB /AMD HD 7870 2GB
  • Storage: 12 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
  • Processor: Intel i5-2400/AMD FX-8320
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB /AMD R9 290 4GB
  • Storage: 12 GB available space

Critic Reviews

81
8 / 10
"If you’ve never experienced Skyrim, the Special Edition is certainly an adventure you can’t afford to miss."

Attack of the Fanboy

Mike Guarino
"It’s showing its age and still suffers from the trademark Bethesda bugs, but The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is a good enough excuse to warrant a return trip or...

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Andy Hartup
GamesRadar+
"A wonderful recreation of Skyrim, which remains - despite rough edges and badly-aged elements - one of the greatest RPGs ever made."
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Statistics

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0.47%
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0.47%
~20 Hours
1.86%
~40 Hours
2.79%
~60 Hours
4.19%
>= 80 Hours
88.37%
Achievement Hunter?
88.37% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
2.63%
Easy
14.07%
Just Right
77.11%
Tough
5.44%
Unforgiving
0.75%
Relax & enjoy! 77.11%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
5.11%
Played It
14.83%
Halfway
12.52%
Beat It
36.24%
Conquered It
31.3%
Completionist! 31.3%  of players have Conquered It

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 170 ratings
91% of users would recommend this.
4.7

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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Amazing Game

Sirmrmagoo
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I'm Only 6 Hours In And I Could Spend 100 More
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Recommended

TJ
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One of the best game ever made.
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Landmark Open World Fantasy RPG

Peter
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An absolute classic for anyone who enjoys open world fantasy RPGs. The main quest and DLCs (included in SE) provide lots of content to work through, but there are tons of side quests to help you make your own unique story as well. Worth adding that the number, variety and quality of mods available can add hundreds if not thousands of more hours to the base content.
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Recommended

Feliciaicar
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I jumped in hoping for an experience similar to fallout 4 and it was just that but I enjoyed it more. Maybe it's the freedom it gives to the player or the great quests and characters and definitely the bethesda jank that made it an awesome experience.
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Recommended

swiK
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love this game and bethesda studios!!!!! got my first PC this year and with the help of fanatical I rebuilt my library of games for a super low price
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Recommended

ckcook
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It's Skyrim what more can be said! This is the 3rd time I've bought it, and this was definitely the best price. Mod scene is very active.
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Amazing

Logan
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I think its great i had the original version with none of the dlc and for like 10$ i was able to get a version that has all the dlc and i can continue my like 8 year old save from the xbox 360
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Recommended

Matej
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This game is a gem thanks to the modding community and for this price on fanatical is a steal.
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 editions. They are Special Edition and Anniversary Edition
Somewhere in the middle. 17% of GameFAQs users said The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is Simple or Easy. 77% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right.
According to PEGI, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is suitable for players aged 18 and above.
Yes, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is Steam Deck Verified.
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
  • Processor: Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 470 1GB /AMD HD 7870 2GB
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
  • Processor: Intel i5-2400/AMD FX-8320
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB /AMD R9 290 4GB
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 84 hours. 88% of users played The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition for over 80 hours.
91% of Fanatical users recommend The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition. The average review score is 4.7/5
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition was released on October 26, 2016
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is published by Bethesda Softworks
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition was developed by Bethesda Game Studios
Fanatical users tagged The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition as RPG, Adventure, Action, and Story Rich
Fanatical users tagged The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition as Fantasy, Dragons, Magic, and Great Soundtrack
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition as having Singleplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition as having Character Customization
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition as RPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition as Action

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